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“Your husband will love it!”

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History
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US$32.74*
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The Brussels Card with Optional STIB Public...
Ranked #21 of 406 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is the perfect stop for history and military enthusiasts. Located in the two northernmost halls of the Cinquantenaire Park historic complex, the museum collections comprise more than 10 centuries of military and technology history, ranging from suits of armor, antique firearms and swords to armored vehicles and airplanes. Numerous paintings, sculptures, decorations, and military uniforms bring back to life the military history of this area. Admission is free. Closed on Mondays.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My husband and I accidentaly stumbled to this museum. The entrance was free, but the audio guide has to be payed for.
We did not have much time, as we were sightseeing, but, my husband loved it. Especially the WWI archive is huge. Also there is an exibition on the WWII and the historical Belgium wars. They also have small stations for kids, that makes it interesting. I think there are also informaton in english and french and dutch.
In the middle of the museum is a cafe where you can wait for your husband, once you get bored with all the millitary stuff.
The only thing that needs better maintance are the toilets!

1  Thank Idi L
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"aviation hall"
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"second world war"
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"huge hall"
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"large collection"
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"free entrance"
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"great collection"
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"parc du cinquantenaire"
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"on display"
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"audio guide"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

A view of WWI from the Belgian perspective. An excellent balance of the political background, social consequences and military history. Euro 12 was reasonable value. Rest of museum pretty average.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Husband and sons did this museum while daughter and I shopped the Grand Sablon antique market. They said it was pretty good. Wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but good use of time if you're there anyway.

Thank WRNE
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

If you are interested in history you can spend all day in this museum. If you are not into history, believe me that you can spend nice time there (choose from a variety of interesting exhibitions).

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is a free museum and a great place for anyone interested in Military history. They just opened a new area that is dedicated to WWII. It was very well done. There is a lot crammed into some of the smaller areas, but I believe that they are slowly remodeling and improving. All of the descriptions are in French or Dutch (?) so it is a little hard for English speakers. A great way to spend 1-2 hours. Don't miss the aviation section too!

Thank Tia J
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